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Down With Love
23 people found this review helpful
Sep 25, 2011
16 of 16 episodes seen
Overall 10
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 8.0


Down With Love is a Taiwan drama and I must confess that it's among one of the best Taiwan dramas I have watched plus one of the best that has been produced so far. It features 2 wonderful leads Ella Chen and Jerry Yan, and some couple of really good actors.



The storyline is really nothing new - a boss falling in love with a nanny he hired. The amazing thing with the plot is the twist. I will try to summarize without giving spoilers lol. A boss who already has a girlfriend (the gf is a big time actress) falls in love with a nanny he hired. This same boss has a best friend, while the nanny has a sister.



Things got complicated because they were all trying to save their friendships instead of their relationships. Jealousy, how it feels to be lonely, how it feels to miss an opportunity and strive to have another chance were all expressed in this drama.



The acting was superb. Ella Chen can sure make 1000 different face expressions. Jerry Yan also proved to be one hell of a boyfriend. There was chemistry between Ella and Jerry, there was also chemistry between Ella and the guy with the supporting male role (Michael Zhang). The character Hui Fan was well-shown, she really looked pathetic.



The OST was really good also. It also included songs from S.H.E



I tapped some stuffs from DWL. First is been truthful to yourself (you are in love with someone, just get down to it and don't beat around the bush), there some cases you have to let go and be happy for the other person (as in - Let a bird go, if it comes back to you, then it's yours), you can't find out the answer to something without giving it a try. Lastly, no matter the case, you've got to continue with life and be happy.



I sincerely hope you guys would enjoy Down With Love.

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Special Affairs Team TEN
30 people found this review helpful
Jun 5, 2012
9 of 9 episodes seen
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
Hmmm........

This is a super thrilling detective drama, with episodes leaving you thirsty for more action.

It's filled with twisted plots and the cinematography is just wonderful. Each episode has a different and unique plot, and the characters were wonderfully developed, each character development has a different background colour.

The music is the type that just keeps on replaying at the back of your mind, even after it has finished playing. I did really like to post the title of the track and all, but that would be a huge spoiler so.........

TEN is really a wonderful K-drama. Plus, it only has 10 episodes hehehe.

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As One
20 people found this review helpful
Oct 13, 2012
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
I've been putting As One off for a while, because I knew I was going to cry rivers. True life stories are always touching to me, a producer really needs to come up with a funny true life story or something.

I gave the story a 10, because it's a true life story, everything shown were real events and happenings......there would be additions or subtractions somewhere. During the whole time I was watching, I was glued to my screen, when they started chanting ''fighting'', I was chanting along. Even though I knew it wasn't a live match, but I couldn't just help it.

The cast are simply awesome, one of the main reasons I watched this, is because of Ha Ji Won. She's an awesome actress. I also love the dialect and the way they were speaking. The various casts portrayed their roles well!!!!

This movie is WORTH it!!!! After watching As One, I really wish NK and SK find a way to unify permanently. A lot of people got and are still getting hurt through this separation.

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Duelist
8 people found this review helpful
Nov 1, 2012
Overall 9.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
Ha Ji Won and Kang Dong Won are really great actors!!! I'm going to be sincere, this movie is a little hard to review, I'm going to quote what I read from somewhere ''This is a movie to watch and enjoy, it's not a movie to understand'' LOL I know it sounds crazy, but that's what Duelist is.

Ha Ji Won's role is that of a rookie detective, she's really hot-tempered, her hands act faster than her mouth - she would rather beat someone to a pulp to get an answer, than rather talk the person into saying it. Not much is known about Kang Dong Won's role, apart from the fact he was a well-skilled assassin and he's highly, really highly reserved. Then we have the other cast, playing different roles, either to support or oppose the two main leads. We are in a corrupt world, which is no news. Ha Ji Won and a superior officer are asked to catch and stop those doing all these corrupt stuffs in this movie and that's how the two main leads meet. Then both of them are torn between performing their duties.

It's not just the type of romance movie you and I are accustomed to. I actually found it hard to understand the movie itself, but I kept on watching until the very end and after some few minutes BINGO !!! I got the idea.

The fight scenes between the two main leads were AWESOME!!!! Simply awesome. It was well choreographed; it was like they were floating,fighting and at the same time dancing. For a better understanding, try imagining two people dancing tango, but instead of the music, insert swords clashing and a historical setting...... You simply need to watch the movie.

I really don't want to spoil this movie for those who want to watch it. Somewhere towards the end there's this scene, where the two main leads are supposedly fighting...... This scene lasted for almost 6 mins or even more (okay or less). It was just the two of them, it was AWESOME, BEAUTIFUL and MAGICAL!!!!! I think I did say they were making love under a full moon.... LOL I know this sounds crazy, but that's what was happening. In this scene, she wants to catch him (arrest him) and he wants to kill her, but they are so much in love that it isn't working that way at all for them......... I did love to say more....

This is a good movie!!!! The cinematography, acting, figh scenes and down to the editing...... everything is cool with this movie.

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Hard Romanticker
6 people found this review helpful
Nov 1, 2012
Overall 8.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 6.0
I present to you one of the wonderful actors in Japan Matsuda Shota. I and some couple of friends were waiting for this movie to be subbed since it's release last year. It got subbed sometime this year.

Here, Shota plays the role of a loner, he was quite cruel and brutal also. This movie has no plot, there's no particular substance to this movie. It just tells a story about the kind of world Gu (Shota's character) is living in and it shows a some particular events that happened to him. I'm going to quote what a friend told me hehehe ''Don't expect a happy ending''. That's what she actually told me hehehe.

Gu is surrounded by gangsters and he's a gangster himself, he doesn't just belong to any gang. In his world, there's the issue of doping, pimping of teenage girls, unnecessary fighting and all.

Some minutes into watching HR, I gave up on the happy ending thing..... then towards the middle, I actually had some kind of hope....... but that got blown away before the end of the movie.
I didn't feel an ounce of pity for the casts in HR, including Gu himself, like the saying goes.... How you lay your bed, that's how you lay on it.

So, if you're a fan of Shota and you want to see how dynamic and versatile he can be, then you definitely need to give HR a shot. For those looking for something light...... this isn't something light, but you can also give it a try.

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Sunny
6 people found this review helpful
Jun 6, 2012
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 8.0
I've been searching for just a word...a word not 2 words to sum up this movie, but I have not been able to come across any. Just to let you know, it's beyond words....... It sounds like I'm exaggerating, but I'm not at all, you will have to watch it, before you can understand what I mean.

Sunny merges the 70's with the 21st century PERFECTLY, the blend was flawless. Sunny is all about the reunion of 7 best friends. They were friends in high school, but an accident happened, which led them to disband, but they promised to meet each other in the nearest future.

I couldn't hold back my tears while watching this. It's a wonderful movie. It actually got me thinking of how it would look like for me to meet my friends from playgroup or to meet my current friends 25 years later.

The OST is the DAEBAK.

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In Time With You
8 people found this review helpful
Aug 3, 2012
13 of 13 episodes seen
Overall 9.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 10
Rewatch Value 7.0
After placing it on hold for a while..... Finally, I finished watching In Time With You.....

Before I dive into the concept of ITWY and all..... The Osts are one of the best I've heard in TW-Dramas.... I haven't watched a handful of TW-Dramas though.....

The drama started out well...... the plot goes thus: How two ''good friends'' realised their true feelings for each other..... and a lot of drama including exes, family issues, classmates, friends, work and all happened in between.

The actors did a good job at portraying their characters.... which made the drama really likeable.

The drama started out well as I've early said, but it started going in circles, which prompted me to place it on hold for a while.... but I picked it back up and it was really worth the watch.... you see how their relationship as ''good friends/buddies'' evolve, how blind the female lead was and how everybody - friends and family knew they were perfect for each other, while they still looked at themselves as good friends.... There is also the Sailor Moon concept, which I sorta liked... I guess, I will have to check out Sailor moon soon.

Ending- It was tooo (very)cute.... I was really happy I didn't miss out on such a drama....

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SPEC: Heaven
5 people found this review helpful
Nov 2, 2012
Overall 9.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
SPEC is an awesome movie, and Erika Toda didn't disappoint me at all, she delivered!!!!

She plays the role of a detective here along with another actor who equally delivered. Since it has a prequel, a little recap was done. Through the recap I got to know that, Erika Toda's character is a spec holder. Question No 1 - Who are specholders?? Specholders are the people with super powers, who are said to have evolved during their life time to realise their spec (power).

Among these specholders, there are some that want to control the world with their specs. The specholders are also divided, there are some doing their own thing, some are working for the government while some have formed their own organisation. A war has now broken out. I skiped a very important detail; right from the beginning there were 3 prophecies, 2 have been fulfilled, but the third hasn't been fulfilled and nobody knows what the third prophesy actually holds.

SPEC is a good supernatural, psychological, comedy (I did say underlying comedy) movie. The powers are awesomely portrayed,there's a 3D effect every time someone uses his/her spec.

Since I haven't watched the prequel, I'm going to get down to that. And there's a sequel (another movie) also.

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A Gentleman's Dignity
5 people found this review helpful
Aug 13, 2012
20 of 20 episodes seen
Overall 10
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 7.0
A Gentleman's Dignity is the best drama from my perspective this year and it's also at the top of my list atm.

The only reason I was intrigued by this drama was because it stars Kim Ha Neul and Kim Soo Ro. Okay, that aside, I was hoping it wouldn't be a flop. Since, it was currently airing. The fact that they story was about 4 men in their 40s wasn't appealing to me, because I thought it would be a older version of Boys Over Flower, but I was SUPER wrong!!!

Every one of the characters were wonderfully portrayed - the concerned brother and friend(Im Tae San), the playful one (Rok), the one considered wise and smart (Choi Yoon) and the gentleman himself (Kim Do Jin). The characters were awesomely developed, their roles are clearly distinct. And for females - The one considered a player (Hong Se Ra), the rich and older one (Park Min Sook), the young and love driven one (Im MaehRi) and the lead female (Kim Ha Neul).

This drama really portrays what it means to be in the 40s, what it means to be loved and love, and what it means to really be matured and to be a gentleman. Plus, the actors are A list actors. The romance in AGD was neatly done, in the sense that each couple has a different concept and these concepts were neatly portrayed.

The OSTs are DAEBAK!!!

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Flying With You
3 people found this review helpful
Nov 2, 2012
Overall 8.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
I read the names Jimmy Lin and Jang Nara..... For a moment I was thinking and wondering who Jimmy Lin was, Jang Nara I know - she's a Korean actress. Jimmy Lin looked familiar and then I remember My Lucky Star. I watched it immediately!!!!

Jimmy Lin plays the role of a ex-soldier, now in a top parachute club and Jang Nara plays the role of a wealthy man's only daughter. Jang Nara is quite stubborn, not necessarily hot-headed and she's very nice, but she wants to get to know more about what happens outside the world her Dad has created for her. Jimmy Lin on the other hand, is a badass guy, was once a soldier, highly experience, loves living on the edge and DARN!!!!! He was really hot in this movie!!!!

The two of them meet, while Jimmy was doing a test flight with a parachute he built. He saw Jang Nara's character up a mountain and he thought she was about to commit suicide and then......... Whereas she has a boyfriend already, a guy her Dad highly delights in. A lot of things happened in between, a bet was even made.

I really love the sequence of each scenes in FWY. If you don't watch it properly you might not get it, because the movie goes back and forth from what happened 6 months ago, to what happened 6 months later, then back to what happened 12 months ago. I loved that, it made me focus the more.

The soundtrack was also good. How on earth did I forget the kiss hehehe, that was HOT!!! FWY is a light and fun drama, it's something you did watch to get relieved from stress or whatever.

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Romantic Princess
3 people found this review helpful
Aug 16, 2012
13 of 13 episodes seen
Overall 8.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
I downloaded RP some weeks ago, after that I decided to watch it. I was a little bit sceptical about watching RP, after I read some of the reviews and comments on it. But I found some comments about the romance -- which was definitely worth it. I've read the synopsis over and over again, I've practically lost count.

The acting is nothing spectacular, is simply cute and funny. The strong point of RP is the romance. The romance is really cute, that you would wish to have such a romance ---- I'm still a little dreamy about the romance between Angela Chang and Wu Zhun. Some characters were well developed.

The OSTs were great also... After I finish writing this review, I'm off to download the OSTs. It's worth it. The only issue I have with RP is the ending, the ending wasn't satisfactory enough, some few mins would have done the trick.

In other words, it's a drama coupled with comedy, comical acting and romance and you will surely have a good laugh, that I'm 100% sure of.

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She's on Duty
3 people found this review helpful
Aug 7, 2012
Overall 9.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
This movie is suppose to receive a 10, but there are some little loopholes, I gave it a 9 instead..... At first, I didn't want to watch it; The storyline is nothing unique and I thought it's gonna be cheesy and all.... but NO, I got it all wrong.

AS I've earlier said the storyline is nothing unique, a cop goes undercover in high school to uncover the whereabouts of a gang boss..... and a lot of stuffs happened in between - romance, betrayal....

The acting was super.... If you don't know Gong Yoo, it will be wonderful if you got to know him (okay, enough of my fan-girling~). He did a wonderful job and Kim Sun Ah didn't fall short at all. The other cast were equally good.

The music isn't really all that. ACtually, I can't remember a single one, Probably because, I was to busy laughing my heart out....

She's On Duty has romance, comedy - it's reallllly funny, action - the undercover missions and stunts. It's really worth the watch!!!!!

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Wild Romance
6 people found this review helpful
Oct 12, 2012
16 of 16 episodes seen
Overall 7.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 6.0
I've been watching WR for weeks now, I'm going to make this short, since I've written reviews for each 16 eps.

I watched WR, because of Lee Dong Wook and nothing else. The story is nothing new - a star (baseball player) falls in love with a girl that helps (bodyguard)him, and a lot of stuffs happened in between. The only thing that probably looked different would be the suspense concept the directors, producers and script-writers added to WR.

The actors did a good job, they all portrayed their roles nicely - the delusional aunt, the faithful and loyal friend/husband, the die-hard seagull fans......

I really most say, that the OST for WR was okay.

Back to the suspense concept, I think I get the idea for the concept.... The directors didn't probably just want a romance story, but wanted to add a little twist. Which is okay, BUT they could have at least made sure stories they were going to use for the suspense concept was going to harmonise with the romance story. The idea of the stalker was good, but what's with the painting issues?? Su Yeong's psychological problem?? What exactly was Seo Yeok's role?? Those stories didn't fit well at all.

Well, for those looking for a hot suspense story - don't bother, but if you want a light romance and titbits of suspense here and there, then give it a shot. The ending is really CUTE!!! lol

It was a nice drama all in all.

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Howling
5 people found this review helpful
Jul 16, 2012
Overall 10
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
This movie really blew me away..... I looked it up...and it looked good and interesting, I decided to watch it....

Howling shows the viewers what and how reality is.....the exact picture.... how women are been treated poorly, even though we say we are in a civilised and developed world....The issues causing chaos -- drugs, sex trafficking, prostitution and all..... What happens when you overstep your boundaries when talking to your boss.... Family issues

I love animals, as in dogs, cats and the rest.....but keeping them as pets isn't a tempting offer ....but I couldn't stop the tears.... We have the story of the wolf (wolfdog), how it was trained.....

Howling is all about making use of the system and thinking out of the box to get what you want.....well that's what was done in Howling....

It's WORTH the watch.... I'm not good at re-watching movies and all, that's why it's a 7...

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Sep 19, 2012
1 of 1 episodes seen
Overall 7.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
Personally, I wasn't interested in watching this, since, most of what was going to be shown as already been shown as flashbacks in the drama itself. Nevertheless, it's worth watching.

In Rich Man, Poor Woman Episode Zero we see how the Toru got involved with Asahina, how the name Next Innovation was formed, how Tohno got involved with Next Innovation and also what led to his leaving Next Innovation. We also see how and when Mr Yamagami joined Next Innovation. Generally, it's just about how Next Innovation grew and got into the stock market.

The cast is the same as the original cast from the drama, there is no unknown cast :).

The acting also didn't fall short, plus, this is just 11 minutes and some few seconds long.

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